Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment



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Fall 2005


Literature survey relating to the record of decision approving the license for the White Mesa Mill, the only fully-licensed and operating conventional uranium mill in the United States. Besides inadequate environmental impact statements and even more inadequate environmental assessments leading up to this decision, there exists a dearth of independent technical and scientific information related to the radiological effects of the White Mesa Mill. Also sadly lacking in the mill licensing and license amendment process was and is the existence of sound ethnographic data documenting the significance of the uranium mill's impacts on Navajo cultural resources. However in the absence of adequate or independent environmental information and the paucity of sound cultural data, we were still able to survey and review the broad sweep of available literature appertaining to the unique history and geography of the uranium-rich Paradox Basin and Colorado Plateau.


Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment




nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons testing, environment, non-governmental organizations, United States Department of Energy, tribal governments, environmental cleanup, radioactive fallout, radioactive waste


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Durango, CO

Literature Survey



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